OPINION

Corrections and clarifications

The third paragraph of a report “Menon is next NSA” (January 22, 2010, page 1) said that the first National Security Advisor Brajesh Mishra was a former Foreign Secretary. Mr. Mishra was in the Indian Foreign Service but was not a Foreign Secretary.

The External Affairs Minister is S.M. Krishna, and not S.M. Krishnan as said in the fourth paragraph of a report “Most attackers of Indians in Australia are under 18” (January 24, 2010).

The first paragraph of a report “Netaji currency made public” (January 23, 2010) said that a currency [note] issued by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Bank of Independence was made public in Bhopal on the eve of his 103rd birth anniversary. It should have been 113rd birth anniversary.

It’s Gursharan Kaur. We were incorrect in saying that the name of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s wife is Gursharan Singh (“Corrections and Clarifications”, January 23, 2010).

It’s [former Prime Minister] Chandra Shekhar who held office from November 10, 1990 - June 21, 1991. A report “Janata Dal (S) Socialist leader Janeshwar Mishra passes away” (January 23, 2010) was incorrect in giving his name as S. Chandra Shekhar, and saying that he became Prime Minister in 1991.

The caption of a standalone PTI photograph (Some editions, January 23, 2010) was “R-Day alert – Keeping Vigil: RPF jawans patrolling railway tracks in the Assam capital Guwahati on Friday as part of security measures ahead of the Republic Day.” The capital is Dispur. Guwahati is the largest city in Assam.

The heading of an item (North India and Kolkata editions, “Briefly”, January 22, 2010, page 1) was “SPO killed” while the text said that the Special Police Officer and five others have been arrested for allegedly selling a Chinese pistol to a militant in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. The heading should have been “SPO arrested”.

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